Multiplying Good Announces Inaugural Class of ChangeMakers

Multiplying Good Announces the Inaugural Class of ChangeMakers in the Grand Strand

Since 1972 Multiplying Good has recognized a host of national public figures with the Jefferson Award, honoring them for their outstanding contributions to our country and its communities. Nationally, the Jefferson Award is the country's highest honor for service and volunteerism, and honorees—including such notable figures as Barbara Bush, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill and Melinda Gates—make up a storied group of American heroes whose dedication to service has inspired others to lead.

Multiplying Good’s goal in South Carolina is to cultivate the next generation of our state’s servant leaders. With that goal in mind, the organization has selected the 2020 class of ChangeMakers in the Grand Strand—nine individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to service and the potential to truly move our state forward.


The inaugural Grand Strand ChangeMakers class will kick off in late January with an orientation and reception event for the honorees and guests. Throughout the spring these ChangeMakers will work both individually and as a cohort to raise financial support for Students In Action, Multiplying Good’s flagship youth leadership development program that uses service-learning as the vehicle for arming high schoolers with the life skills they need to be successful in college and the workforce. These nine ChangeMakers will also participate in volunteer, community, recognition, and other networking activities each month with the goal of raising awareness of Students In Action and inspiring even more community leaders to get involved in giving back. The program will culminate in May 2020 with a celebration event, recognizing each of the nine honorees with a Jefferson Award and celebrating all they have accomplished to make a difference in the Grand Strand.

Multiplying Good is proud to announce the 2020 class of ChangeMakers:

Beck Coggeshall
BEC Construction
Project Manager

Bobbei Ruswinckel
RE/MAX Southern Shores / Pigtails & Crewcuts

Charlie Soto
Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management Advisor

Daniel Hoppe
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Director, Distance Learning Institute

Jason Toy
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

Jimmy Anderson
Director of Technical Services

Margaret Geiger
Twelve31 Media, LLC
Owner + Founder

Sam Stathos
Patrick & Stathos, LLC

Stephanie Bohardt
Monarch Roofing
Marketing Department

For more information on Multiplying Good and their work in the Grand Strand and across South Carolina, visit